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Excellent company to work for

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Volvo

Pros

Great medical and dental benefits and one of the last companies to offer cash pension plan.
Takes care of employees, does not lay off employees at the slightest whim and fancy.
Management supports your ideas and information flows freely between management and employees.
Personal business plan for employees - excellent way of stating actionable goals to achieve in a year and monitoring them.

Cons

Slowest decision making process and after spending countless weeks discussing it in "workshops".
Senior management lacks a backbone to take tough decisions.
Decisions made in Sweden sometime absolutely make no sense.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

management in Sweden: There are awesome guys working in NA. Listen to them so that they feel that thier opinion is being heard.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    volvo way - questionable

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I have been working at Volvo

    Pros

    no pressure at work and decent amount of allowed time off.
    you can keep your job without doing much work.

    Cons

    No room to advance and grow and strict one-way communication from the management.
    'Global' way is Swedish way and no real clear goal or vision other than big talks from the management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please value regional (non-EU) employees, and senior regional management should focus more on regional growth and should listen to the voices from regional folks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Good pay at the expense of career advancement

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    Former Employee - IT Support in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - IT Support in Greensboro, NC

    I worked at Volvo

    Pros

    Volvo's pay rate appears to more than competitive compared to other organizations. The management is quite competent and very personable, which is more than I can say for many companies. The work environment is relaxed and generally fun; certainly nothing you will dread going to every day.

    Cons

    At least in my area, there was no clear path to advancement. In many cases you would need to transfer to a different department or take a significantly different job to move to a higher level. If you are unwilling or unable to do this, you will potentially be waiting years for a position to open up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more opportunities for employees to advance within the company

    Recommends
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